A new independent statutory office for enhancing online safety for children looks set to be introduced soon.
A piece of jawbone with teeth attached, uncovered in Ethiopia, is the earliest known fossil of the genus Homo, to which humans belong, researchers say.

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Is your penis normal? For everyone who has ever wondered, UK researchers have found an answer to average penis size after analysing 20 studies of more than 15,500...
It’s worked before, in animals.
Getting a good night’s sleep can be challenging, especially as we age.
Blue light makes the brain think it's time to wake up, just as you're getting ready for bed.
European scientists say they've received valuable data from the robotic lander they placed on a comet last year.
Some of Australia's top climate scientists have issued a new call for action to address climate change. 
A new study has found one in ten native mammals that were present in Australia when the country was colonised in 1788 are now extinct.
Researchers at Columbia University have developed a gadget that can test for syphilis and HIV via a smartphone or tablet.
Iceland is rising. Or, more precisely, the island’s 'ice' part is shrinking, causing the 'land' part to rebound from the Earth’s crust—a process that’s happening...
Some people are better at navigating cocktail parties, family gatherings, and office meetings. And, as it turns out, they are better at the Internet, too.
Scientists have discovered five planets, slightly smaller than the Earth, orbiting a star in a system almost as old as our universe.
Six more cases of measles have been confirmed in California following an outbreak at Disneyland that began in December, public health officials said, raising to...

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The worldwide musical phenomenon that is the Buena Vista Social Club is saying adios.
Three Australian relatives helped British scientists identify the remains of King Richard III, unearthed more than 500 years after the monarch's body was buried.
Many common household products, including those marked 'green,' or 'organic,' have been found to contain potentially harmful chemicals not disclosed to consumers.
Beatrice Yordoldo has been discharged from an Ebola treatment unit in Monrovia as Liberia's last confirmed Ebola patient.
Most people have heard that Finland leads the world in education, but fewer have heard that Finland’s neighbour, Sweden, is the international leader in early...
The ALP has the opportunity to save the RET. But are they serious about it, or full of hot air?
Motoring Enthusiast Ricky Muir has delivered his first speech eight months after entering the Senate, saying he pinches himself regularly.